21 Beautiful Braided Updo Ideas for the Holidays




Here are 21 beautiful braided updo ideas for the Holidays, from Stay Glam:

You don’t have to do anything drastic to your hair to change up your look. Maybe just try a new hairstyle instead.




Braided updos are great hairstyles to learn. There are so many different looks that you can create. Not only that but an updo can be worn for any occasion whether you haven’t washed your hair and need a quick style or if you are going to a special event.

We love this type of style and think you will too so we have found 21 beautiful braided updo ideas.




There is an updo for everyone.

1. BRAID AND MESSY BUN

First up we have this loose updo. The hairdo features a large side braid that gets styled into a messy bun at the bottom of the hair. Something like this is stylish but looks natural and relaxed. It is a great style idea for everyone, even if you haven’t braided hair that much you can still try this as it doesn’t have to be neat and perfect.

Braid and Messy Bun

Source: @svglamour

2. FISHTAIL BRAID UPDO

You don’t have to have the classic braid you can mix it up and try different ones. This next updo features a fishtail braid. The fishtail is quite simple to do and you can create small braids, large braids, loose ones and more. An updo like this can be worn for any occasion from work to a wedding.

Fishtail Braid Updo

Source: @look_great_allure




3. ELEGANT BRAIDED UPDO

Looking for an elegant braided updo? Then this next pick could be for you. It is a loose style that features multi braids around a large and low bun. You could recreate something like this with smaller braids, more braids or even fishtail ones. It is the perfect look for a wedding or special event.

Elegant Braided Updo

Source: @hannatayhair

4. BRAIDED BRIDAL UPDO

Next, we have a hairstyle that was created for a bride. It features a beautiful side braid that wraps around to the other side of her hair. Underneath the braid is loose curled hair that sits in low bun. Hair like this would be great for a boho wedding or even for the bridesmaids to.

Braided Bridal Updo

Source: @waldman.kevin

5. WATERFALL LADDER BRAID

If you want a unique braided updo then this next style idea could be for you. It features two loose waterfall ladder braids that come together in a side bun. This type of braid will take some practice but the result will be worth it. You could even recreate just one braid instead of two.

Waterfall Ladder Braid

Source: @belezafish

6. SOFT AND ROMANTIC BRAIDED UPDO

The braids do not have to be large to create a beautiful style. You could have small and subtle braids like the ones in this hairstyle. This hairdo is soft and romantic and features curls, twists and braids. This would be perfect for prom or a wedding, it looks straight out of a fairy-tale and will make you look a princess on your special day.

Soft and Romantic Braided Updo

Source: @svglamour

7. BOXER BRAID BUN

Our next updo features two boxer braids that are styled into a bun. It is great hairdo if you are having a bad hair day and need to tidy up your look. The braids for this updo are neat and sleek so it may take some practice if you are a braiding beginner. Once you know the technique you will never be without a trendy hairstyle.

Boxer Braid Bun

Source: @shollbeauty

8. SIDE FISHTAIL BRAID WITH MESSY BUN

Prefer hair that is more relaxed? Then this next braided updo is for you. It features a very loose side braid that gradually goes into a messy bun. This hairdo is perfect for anyone who loves boho and beach hair. You could even style the braid into a ponytail instead of a bun to.

9. MULTI BRAID UPDO

Next, we have a braided updo that is for anyone who wants to make a statement. It features a multi braid creation on the side of the head. There are two braids that have two different braiding styles. This neat and chic look would be a beautiful choice for a wedding or special occasion. A hairdo like this will need to be practiced but it is awesome.

10. PULL THROUGH BRAID UPDO

New to braiding or find it difficult? Then this next pick could be for you. This hairstyle features a braid called the pull through braid. It is a technique that gives you a braided look without the complicated weaving. There are many tutorials available online to help you with this. You can wear the pull through braid as it is or create this updo style.

Pull Through Braid Updo

Source: @sabrinadijkman

11. BEAUTIFUL FISHTAIL BRAID UPDO

Curls and braids complement each other beautifully. This next hairstyle features a side fishtail braid with curls that are styled into an updo. A hairstyle like this is pretty and elegant. You could wear something like this for a date night, wedding, prom, night out and more.

12. CHIC AND STYLISH BRAIDED UPDO

Looking for chic and trendy hairstyles? Then this could be for you. This next style features a large braid that sits on the back of the head. Even though the braid is loose, the hair still looks neat and sleek. It shows you how to get the best of both worlds a relaxed braid that is in an elegant updo. We love this look.

13. BRAIDED BUN

Our next pick shows how you can create a braided hairstyle that will wow! The updo features a large bun that is completely braided. If that wasn’t enough there is a neat side braid to. This is a beautiful style that would look amazing on a bride. To make it less formal you could recreate a braided bun with looser and more relaxed braids.

14. SIDE FISHTAIL BRAID

Next, we have a funky updo that uses a fishtail braid. The fishtail braid has been styled on the side and pulled loose. When you pull a fishtail braid, it relaxes it and makes it look more casual and trendy. You could style the braid like this or you could have it on the side and put it into a bun or ponytail.

15. DOUBLE BOXER BRAID BUNS

Liked the boxer braid updo from earlier in the post? Then you might like this one to. Instead of having the braids styled into one bun at the ends it has been styled in two. This double bun look is cute, fun and stylish. You could wear this for any occasion.

16. BUN AND SMALL BRAID

If you prefer subtler braids then you might like this next updo. It features a loose and messy bun with a small braid down the side of the head and a braid around the bun. A hairstyle like this is chic and stylish. You could wear this anywhere from work to a night out.

Bun and Small Braid

Source: @morganhairco

17. LARGE DOUBLE BRAIDS

Our next pick features a boxer braid look. It has the same double braids but these have been pulled so they sit very loosely. When you pull a braid out it makes look voluminous and relaxed instead of neat and tight. This is a gorgeous hairstyle that will suit everyone. It would also be a great choice for anyone who hasn’t mastered the sleek boxer braid look.

Large Double Braids

Source: @michellehair

18. ROMANTIC AND ELEGANT BRAIDED UPDO

Next, we have a braided updo that looks fit for a princess. It features a beautiful side braid that wraps around a bun. The bun is also braided with a large braid. At the front of the hair there is also some curled loose hair. This elegant and romantic look would be perfect for a special date night, wedding, night out and more.

19. ROPE BRAIDED UP STYLE

Prefer simpler braids then you may like our next pick. This updo features a rope braid. Rope braids are quite easy to recreate and there are plenty of tutorials available online to help you. The rope braid has a more twisted look instead of an intricate weave. We love this trendy look.

Rope Braided Up Style

Source: @samirasjewelry

20. MULTI BRAID BUN

You don’t just have to stick with one braid style, you can use different braids in one hairdo. This next updo features a braided bun with a fishtail braid wrapped around it. The use of these two braids makes it the updo look trendy and elegant.

Multi Braid Bun

Source: @shaylenecreates

21. LOOSE UPDO WITH FISHTAIL BRAID

Last on our list is this boho braided updo. It features a large fishtail braid that is styled into a relaxed and loose bun. Something like this great for when you want a quick hairstyle that doesn’t have to look neat. It is a stylish updo that you could wear for any occasion.

Loose Updo with Fishtail Braid

Source: @svglamour

We hope you have found inspiration from our braided updos!

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